TIP OF THE DAY: Wine With Oysters

A great treat: oysters with a variety of white wines. Photo by Nathan Maxfield | IST.   We love oysters, so we hosted an extensive wine-and-oyster celebration last Friday, National Oyster Day (August 5th). When we began eating oysters (way back in our college years), the de rigeur wine was a crisp Chablis from northern…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Best Wine For Sushi

This week we attended a trade event called Riesling & Co. World Tour 2011, sponsored by GermanWineUSA.com, a trade association that aims to heighten awareness of the quality and special nature of German wines. At most wine tastings, there’s a selection of cheeses, breads and other foods to go with the wine. At this Riesling…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use For Extra Wine

Make wine ice cubes. Photo courtesy iSi Orka. Don’t toss those few ounces of leftover wine: Pour extra wine into ice cube trays. Then, when a sauce calls for a few tablespoons or a quarter-cup of wine, just pop and drop one or two into the saucepan. This saves you from opening a bottle of…
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PRODUCT: BLBL Super Tuscan Wine (Grab It If You Can)

What did Blake Leonard serve on July 4th? Most likely, her delicious new red wine, an Italian and French varietal blend known as a Super Tuscan. Blake Leonard and Beatrice Landini (who lives in Tuscany and doesn’t celebrate American independence) introduced their first bottling, BLBL, a few weeks ago. The two partners, who first met…
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